Friday, October 26, 2007

who is the scariest republican?

Click here to watch and vote.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Where the money goes in TX-22

Here's how the green flows in my little district where every other car STILL has a Bush Cheney bumper sticker.

3rd Quarter Raised:

Nick Lampson (D) - $325K
Smelly Gibbs (R) - 174K
Pete Olson (R) - 163K
Jim Squier (R) - 13K
Bob Talton (R) - 35K
Dean Hrbacek (R) - 109K

Lampson tops cash on hand with $679K. Thanks to Swing State Project.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bush: Sorry, Kids...SCHIP happens

It enough to make you want to puke!

Texas Blogs discuss SCHIP veto

President Bush today vetoed an important and widely supported bi-partisan expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) ( H.R. 976).

takes a look at what the blogs of the Texas Progressive Alliance are saying about this terrible move:

Adam at Three Wise Men writes: Bush uses veto pen to strike health care for kids

Blue 19th takes Randy Neugebauer to task for being willing to send billions to Iraq, but not to help children at home.

Blue 19th has uncovered a transcript of a secret press conference featuring the President, the Governor, and Rep. Randy Neugebauer. Put your sensibilities on hold and enjoy.

In examining President Bush's veto of the SCHIP reauthorization and expansion, Vince at Capitol Annex notes that this is one of the President's worst actions in office and also points us to statements on the veto from a pair of Texas Legislators: Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio) and Ellen Cohen (D-Houston).

Muse interrupts her outrage at Bush's SCHIP veto to send him a Bible verse, remind him that his approval numbers are half of the percentage of Americans who approve of the legislation and wonder if next up is clubbing baby seals and drowning kittens

Eye On Williamson calls Bush and Rep. John Carter on their votes against children, for private insurance corporations and urges the people to get involved, Bush Vetoes Childrens Health Care & John Carter Is Right By His Side.

Matt Glazer of Burnt Orange Report notes that the non-partisan Center for Public Policy Priorities urges Texans to encourage Senator Cornyn and the 18 Texas Congressmen who voted against it to change their votes to override the veto. Matt also suggests that Bush, Perry, Cornyn, and McCaul hate children and encourages us to show our outrage at a rally for kids health

Charles Kuffner of Off the Kuff notes that Bush is acting ashamed of this veto and explores the numbers needed for an override.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Right Wingers vote for who they love

Right wing bloggers voted for their favorite people on the right.

Without further ado, here are the right-of-center bloggers' favorite people on the right with the number of votes beside of each selection:

Honorable Mentions: Larry Elder – 4, Mary Katherine Ham – 4, Brit Hume – 4, Bill O’Reilly – 4, Jeff Sessions – 4, Robert Spencer – 4, John Stossel – 4, Walter Williams – 4

21) Tom Tancredo – 5
21) Condi Rice – 5
21) Charles Krauthammer – 5
21) Hugh Hewitt – 5
21) John Bolton – 5
20) Sean Hannity – 6
20) Jim DeMint – 6
16) Judge Antonin Scalia – 7
16) Jonah Goldberg – 7
16) Tom Coburn – 7
16) Glenn Beck – 7
13) Glenn Reynolds -- 8
13) Duncan Hunter – 8
13) Neal Boortz – 8
10) Victor David Hanson – 9
10) Laura Ingraham – 9
10) Dick Cheney – 9
9) Rudy Giuliani – 10
8) George W. Bush – 11
6) Fred Thompson – 13
6) Thomas Sowell – 13
5) Newt Gingrich – 14
4) Mark Steyn – 17
2) Michelle Malkin – 19
2) Ann Coulter – 19
1) Rush Limbaugh – 28

Rush Limbaugh - "The religious left in this country hates and despises the God of Christianity and Catholicism"

Michelle Malkin - "American journalists should be thankful that my rightwing cronies and I don’t get our way. Because if it was up to us, those ungrateful tratiors would all be dead, in jail or awaiting execution like the journalists in Egypt and India and Lebanon."

Mark Steyn - "You know, basically, if you want to find an exit strategy for Iraq, then pretty soon, you're going be — have to be finding an exit strategy for a lot of other places because those jihadists, they're not like the gooks in Vietnam."

Feels like Halloween doesn't it? Hat tip to Liberal Values.

Texas soldier: "Speaking of phony soldiers, I wanted to show Rush a few that I know"

Via TP: Army of Dude, a blog by a soldier serving in Iraq, responds to Rush with pictures of a few of his fellow troops, so-called “phony soldiers.”

Meanwhile this ass introduces a resolution 'Commending' Rush Limbaugh.

Phony news

I guess I like the fact that Harry Reid slammed Rush today As "Unpatriotic" on the Senate floor for calling US servicemen who appose the war as "phony soldiers"... and the 'tit for tat'over whose comments regarding the troops are more offensive than the others makes good blogging. But in the meantime soldiers are in harms way and then this all sounds rather trivial and nothing but a distraction from the real problems in the world.